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The World Ski and Snowboard Festival

The World Ski and Snowboard Festival

Photo: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane

The World Ski and Snowboard Festival is one of the highlights of the Whistler winter calendar. Revellers from all over the world come for the largest festival of its kind in North America. WSSF, which first started in 1994, showcases Whistler as a world-class resort with the best of sports, arts, and music. Here are the top events you won’t want to miss.


Ski and Snowboard Big Air

April 12-13, 2019

Witness some of the best riders in the world, demonstrate how far free ski and snowboarding has come. The jump, built exclusively for this event at the base of Whistler mountain, allows competitors to showcase their creativity and style.

Saudan Couloir Race Extreme

April 12-13, 2019

Said to be the most dangerous ski race in the world, pros and ammeters can battle it out down 2500 vertical feet in the double black diamond ski race. Named after ‘skier of the impossible’ Sylvain Saudan, the event has been a festival highlight since it first began back in 1987. Think you’ve got what it takes? Register here!

Slush Cup

April 14

We all love spring skiing, so watching an event that allows participants to tear through the slush in costumes into a pool of water, is definitely our idea of fun. Prizes for best costume, best trick and best wipeout. The event is free for spectators with a lift ticket. Participants can register on site. Get lift tickets here.

Arts and Culture

Pro Photographer Showdown

April 11

Pro Photographer Showdown delivers an awe-inspiring celebration of sports photography, lifestyle and culture. 4 invited photographers and one wildcard share their life’s work in an attempt to wow the judges and win the title of Best in Show, voted for by a panel of judges.

72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown

April 12

What better way to test a group of budding filmmakers than giving them just 3 days to shoot, edit and produce a short film? Film making stripped down to its rawest form, each film is shot within a 100m radius of Whistler. Get tickets here!

Swatch ART+Soul

40 artists share their passion for Whistler in this exhibition at the Conference Centre. Creativity is portrayed in a limitless expression of thought-provoking artistry. This event is free to attend between 12-6pm.


FREE Outdoor Concert Series at the Skiers Plaza takes après to the next level. Watch acclaimed DJs and musicians perform for free!

At the Listel Hotel Whistler, just minutes from the mountains, we are right in the centre of the action. Book using code BESTCOAST to save 25%! A Toast to the West Coast, because we’re the Best Coast!